History in Belmont Cragin
Residents

2156 North Tripp Avenue

Walt Disney

Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901, and lived the first four years of his life at 2156 North Tripp Avenue.  His father, Elias Disney, moved to Chicago after he married and found work at the Columbian Exposition in 1893.  Elias Disney relocated the family to Missouri when Walt was four, then to Kansas City when Walt was 10, and then back to Chicago when Walt was 16.  

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History in Belmont Cragin
Alumni

3030 North Mobile Avenue

Steinmetz High School

Steinmetz High School (now known as Steinmetz Academic Centre) was founded in 1934 at 3030 North Mobile Avenue and named for Charles Proteus Steinmetz, a German-American electrical engineer and mathematician who suffered from dwarfism, hunchback, and hip dysplasia.  Its most notable alumnus is Hugh Hefner, who served as student council president and who worked on the school newspaper before his graduation in 1944. 

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History in Belmont Cragin
Notorious

2163 North McVicker Avenue

Chicago Rippers Satanic Chapel Location

Between May 1981 and October 1982, various members of a cult of four devil-worshippers known as the “Chicago Rippers" raped, mutilated, and (in most cases) killed a series of local women.  

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